Short Fictions and WondersBook - 2018
A collection of more than 20 short fictional works follows a theme of the intersections between life and death, perception and reality and darkness and light. Reissue.
Includes the Story “How to Talk to Girls at Parties” - Now a Major Motion Picture Starring Nicole Kidman
A24 Film Directed by John Cameron Mitchell also Stars Elle Fanning and Ruth Wilson
“A prodigiously imaginative collection. . . . The best of these clever fantasy metafictions explores the mysteries of artistic inspiration.”—New York Times Book Review, Editor's Choice
Two teenage boys crash a party and meet the girls of their dreams—and nightmares . . .
A mysterious circus terrifies an audience for one extraordinary performance before disappearing into the night . . .
In a Hugo Award–winning story, a great detective must solve a most unsettling royal murder in a strangely altered Victorian England . . .
These marvelous creations and more showcase the unparalleled invention and storytelling brilliance—and the terrifyingly dark and entertaining wit—of the incomparable Neil Gaiman. By turns delightful, disturbing, and diverting, Fragile Things is a gift of literary enchantment from one of the most original writers of our time.
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"And if I could," my father wrote to me,
huge as a bear himself, when I was younger,
"I would dower you with experience, without experience."
and I, in my turn, would pass that on to you.
But we make our own mistakes. We sleep unwisely.
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We owe it do each other to tell stories, as people simply. This collection of short stories and poems does just that.
For note is "Instructions", a poem of instructions about what to do if you find yourself in a fairy tale.
"Locks" is retelling of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" as Neil Gaiman would recite to his own daughter.